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Joe Garcia (D FL-26) holds ear-ly lead

Joe Garcia (D FL-26) holds ear-ly lead

Political scientists will study the influence of “ewww” video on congressional race

Democratic Rep. Joe Garcia in FL-26 likely will face off against Republican David Rivera. The Cook Political Report rates the race a Toss Up.

According to the polling, Garcia holds an early lead.

Or perhaps we should say ear-ly lead.

Saw this late last night when Andrew Kaczynski of Buzzfeed Politics tweeted it out:

At the time there were about 50 or so views, now it’s gone viral.

Sure, sure.

Completely non-substantive, ridiculous, petty stuff. Actually, quite stupid. Is this what politics has come to?

Uh, yeah.

Just try thinking of Joe Garcia now without thinking of this.

For years political scientists will be studying whether Joe Garcia picking his ear wax and eating it influenced the election. Because that’s what political scientists do. (Sorry, had to fit in a dig at political scientists.)


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Uncle Samuel | May 13, 2014 at 11:41 am

The Ewww (yuck and ugh) factor is evidently a Democrat magnet.

Can anyone see past that scene to the reality that he obviously can’t remember that he’s on Very Candid Camera. I sure don’t want a guy representing me who is so obvious to his own image, not to mention his surroundings. what’s next – he pulls off his shoes and socks to trim his toenails between votes?

If he had any brains, he’d withdraw while he still has some dignity left. But like most donkeys he probably doesn’t give a rat’s patooee so he’ll stay in.

LukeHandCool | May 13, 2014 at 11:57 am

My God! Ear wax is extremely high in saturated fat and cholesterol.

We’d better hope the ear-wax eating voting bloc is not sizable or all is lost.

Note to self: avoid LI during lunch.

LukeHandCool | May 13, 2014 at 12:09 pm

“Because that’s what political scientists do. (Sorry, had to fit in a dig at political scientists.)”

I think you’re giving them way too much credit.

I had one polysci prof who would come to class late every single time and then proceed to tell us stories about what was going on in his life.

We never once, never once used the textbook.

Henry Hawkins | May 13, 2014 at 12:27 pm

I got nuthin’. Can’t touch that.

Pica is often seen in mental patients.

What can I say…???

Disgusting AHhhhhhhhhhhhhhh !!!

Uncle Samuel | May 13, 2014 at 12:39 pm

Might not have been ear wax, but a flea or other such critter.

    LukeHandCool in reply to Uncle Samuel. | May 13, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    No, Uncle Sam. It wasn’t a flea.

    If you turn up the volume all the way, you can hear him mutter softly,

    “So that’s where I put that booger.”

Democratic Rep. Joe Garcia is just showing us his party’s thoughts on recycling, that’s all.

I thought that ear wax was a flavor offered in Bernie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans mentioned in the Harry Potter books.

“…mixed with crazy, creepy flavors in a 20-flavor magical medley! Banana Black Pepper Blueberry Booger Candyfloss Cherry Cinnamon Dirt Earthworm Earwax Grass Green Apple Marshmallow Rotten Egg Sausage Lemon Soap Tutti-Fruitti Vomit Watermelon”

Yeah, that pic could be a killer for Garcia. It’s not unlike what people envisioned Anthony Wiener doing in the NY mayor’s office when he ran for that office.

LukeHandCool | May 13, 2014 at 5:50 pm

If FL-26 is a citrus growing region of Florida (or any other crop) if I were Rivera, I’d loudly proclaim that farmer constituents wanted to know what formed the foundation of Garcia’s food pyramid, and, if it’s ear wax and boogers, express concern that he would not represent their interests.

LukeHandCool | May 13, 2014 at 5:53 pm

And if rumors are true that a video exists of Garcia scratching his ass and then sniffing his fingers, he might as well throw in the towel now.

But I wouldn’t touch that towel.

cutting torch | May 13, 2014 at 10:15 pm

Earwax is NASTY. I tried it on a dare as a kid. It did not taste like anything resembling food. If it needs to be dug out of a bodily orifice, it should not be eaten. If your body is trying to expel it from whatever hole in your body it needs to exit, it should be obvious that that it should not be eaten.

Once this goes viral, I expect Mr. Garcia will advocate for a ban on Q-tips,which contribute to the loss of potential food donations to starving, third world, (non-Christian), STARVING children.


Aw, c’mon. Cut the poor guy some slack. He said he had a hangnail.

Funny, but my hangnails are always on my fingers, not in my ears.